One of the highlights of iLife ’04, GarageBand is Apple’s new music application. It follows a similar paradigm to other loop-based music programs: samples are dragged to a timeline and arranged to form tunes. However, GarageBand goes beyond that – each professional quality sample’s key and tempo is automatically adjusted to fit, and you can plug in a MIDI keyboard (or use the one on screen) to control the range of software instruments provided. More loops, samples and instruments are available in a “Jam Pack” expansion pack.
We think the program deserves a mention because GarageBand performs a very useful function – not only can you export your creations into iTunes to listen to and share, but you can also use them as the soundtrack to your iDVD projects, giving far more professional results.